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ANALYSIS: California offset developers still awaiting clarity on ‘DEBs’ eligible projects

Published 21:15 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:44 on February 20, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California offset project developers believe a lack of certainty regarding how credits can show a “direct environmental benefit in the state” (DEBs) in the post-2020 cap-and-trade programme may yield near-term market impacts.

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WCI current vintage carbon auction expected to sell out near floor

Published 21:02 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:50 on February 20, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California and Quebec’s upcoming current vintage auction will sell out within a few cents of the floor price, while the future vintage sale will fail to be fully subscribed due to limited interest, traders polled by Carbon Pulse said.

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Top NZ carbon market expert leaves to take up US role

Published 09:37 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:13 on February 20, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, New Zealand, US  /  No Comments

One of New Zealand’s top emissions trading experts and a member of the government’s interim Climate Change Commission is leaving to take up a position in New York.

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CCS projects under California’s LCFS offer significant potential, but still a few years off -experts

Published 22:14 on February 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:35 on February 18, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Projects aiming to use a new CCS protocol under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) offer great potential, though are not likely to generate credits until the middle of the next decade, experts told Carbon Pulse.

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California could account for LADWP plant closures in carbon allocation discussions

Published 22:07 on February 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:25 on February 15, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s ARB could amend its carbon allowance allocations to account for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power’s (LADWP) post-2020 power plant closures, as the state agency also looks to adapt ETS regulations to account for higher Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) targets, sources said.

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Washington LCFS stakeholders bracing for oil pushback as bill clears second committee

Published 22:02 on February 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:02 on February 15, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The oil industry is expected to mount an opposition campaign against a Washington state proposal to enact a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) that is currently advancing through the legislature, stakeholders said Friday.

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US Carbon Pricing Legislative Roundup for week ending Feb. 15, 2019

Published 20:47 on February 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:33 on February 15, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A summary of legislative action on carbon pricing and clean energy bills at the US state level taken this week, including Virginia Republicans’ move to block a RGGI linkage, carbon pricing developments in New York, and the defeat of a carbon tax bill in Montana.

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Canadian ‘backstop’ carbon price a matter of national concern, federal government argues

Published 23:27 on February 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 02:03 on February 15, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian federal government may impose its CO2 pricing scheme on recalcitrant provinces because the country’s GHG emissions are not only a matter of national concern, but Canada is well off track towards meeting its targets under international treaties, Ottawa and its supporters argued in the second and final day of a court hearing on Thursday.

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RGGI should force New Jersey to aim higher in emissions goals, stakeholders argue

Published 22:40 on February 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:40 on February 14, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

RGGI should push New Jersey regulators to adopt a more stringent 2020 cap to prevent the state from watering down the effectiveness of the northeast US carbon market, according to public comments.

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NA Markets: RGGI prices fall sharply as WCI trade continues to languish

Published 18:09 on February 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:12 on February 14, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI prices fell by double digits this week as traders took a more bearish near-term view, while California CCA prices continued to stagnate ahead of the WCI market’s auction next week.

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